Hilliard residents organize Norwich Street Fourth of July parade

KEVIN CORVO
kcorvo@thisweeknews.com
Sam Owsley (left), 8, his brother, Charlie Owsley, 10, and Anthony Whipp, 9, wait for the start of a Fourth of July parade on Norwich Street planned by residents in place of the canceled traditional parade. The Owsleys live on Norwich Street; Whipp also lives in Hilliard.

Norwich Street residents invited neighbors, friends and relatives to ride decorated bicycles and golf carts in a parade Saturday, July 4, in Hilliard.

Norwich Township Fire Department Lt. Jeff Woodward, a Norwich Street resident, said his wife, Kristy, worked with other residents to coordinate the short parade between Columbia Street and Linda Road. It began at 10 a.m.

The 10-minute event replaced the city's traditional Independence Day parade, which was canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The annual parade typically lasts more than two hours and includes Norwich Street on its route between the Franklin County Fairgrounds and Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park.

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